Gilbert and Sullivan
Gilbert and Sullivan Gilbert and Sullivan William Schwenk Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, who collaborated on a number of light operas. See {Gilbert}. [PJC]

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  • Gilbert and Sullivan — refers to the Victorian era partnership of librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). Together, they wrote fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896, of which H.M.S. Pinafore , The Pirates of Penzance , and… …   Wikipedia

  • Gilbert and Sullivan — noun the music of Gilbert and Sullivan he could sing all of Gilbert and Sullivan • Hypernyms: ↑music * * * Gilbert and Sullivan UK [ˌɡɪlbə(r)t ən ˈsʌlɪv(ə)n] US [ˌɡɪlbərt ən ˈsʌlɪv(ə)n] music funny operettas written in the 19th century by two… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gilbert and Sullivan — n. Sir Arthur Sullivan and Sir William Gilbert; the music of Gilbert and Sullivan …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gilbert and Sullivan — Gil|bert and Sul|li|van two British men, W.S. Gilbert (1836 1911) and Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842 1900), who wrote many humorous ↑operettas (=plays with songs) from 1871 to 1896. Gilbert wrote the words and Sullivan wrote the music. Their operettas …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gilbert and Sullivan — /ˌgɪlbət ən ˈsʌləvən/ (say .gilbuht uhn suluhvuhn) plural noun the English librettist William Gilbert and the English composer Arthur Sullivan who from 1871 to 1896 collaborated to create comic operettas; noted works include HMS Pinafore (1878),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gilbert and Sullivan — ➡ Gilbert * * * …   Universalium

  • Gilbert and Sullivan — UK [ˌɡɪlbə(r)t ən ˈsʌlɪv(ə)n] / US [ˌɡɪlbərt ən ˈsʌlɪv(ə)n] music funny operettas written in the 19th century by two Englishmen, W S Gilbert, who wrote the words, and Arthur Sullivan, who wrote the music …   English dictionary

  • Gilbert and Sullivan — Gil|bert and Sul|li|van [ ,gılbərt ən sʌlıvn ] two 19th century British writers of music who wrote funny OPERETTAS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Gilbert and Sullivan for All — was a touring concert and opera company, formed in 1963 by D Oyly Carte Opera Company performers Thomas Round and Donald Adams and Norman Meadmore, and which exclusively performed the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, usually in concert, but… …   Wikipedia

  • GILBERT AND SULLIVAN 2 2 1159966 1159987 — stimulated the following associations: none GILBERT AND SULLIVAN 2 2 1159966 1159987 was the response to the following stimuli: none …   Useful english dictionary

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